“Never give up!” (7.18.2020)

Do you know what you’ve created, Patricia Bokowski?
No, besides an intergalactically known saunter named after you. 
Inspiration, in the eyes that have watched you. Hope, in the minds that have admired you. And love, in the hearts that have known you. 
Not bad, kiddo, not bad at all –   The Universe /
Never give up!

Just a quick story I wanted to share.

A few years ago my son came into my office because the screen on his phone had froze.

I’d say it was like late morning.

After working at Cablevision for over 26 years, if there was one thing I learned when something didn’t work, you rebooted it.

We did that for everything at Cablevision.

So, I told my son that’s what we needed to do.

We did it at least 10 times.

And nothing.

So we decided to take a ride to the Verizon store and see if they could help solve the problem.

When we got there, we sat down with a guy, explained our problem.

The guy took the phone, pushed a bunch of buttons (just like we did) and then proceeded to tell us, the phone was too old.

See, he told us, phones are only supposed to last a year or two at most.

And this phone was almost 3 years old.

Way too old, according to this guy.

So we left.

Then we headed over to BestBuy.

Found ourselves another guy.

Told him our story.

Same thing.

He pushed a bunch of buttons (like we did).

Then proceeded to tell us we needed a new phone.

That phones are not meant to last more than a year or two.

These guys must be taught that answer for phone problem.

By this time, we were both frustrated and annoyed.

So we went home.

With a still frozen screen phone.

Now, by this time, (in my head), I am determined to get this phone working.

I’m no technical person by any means.

But I just knew I could get that phone working.

We arrived home, contemplating our next move.

After eating a late lunch (by now it was after 2:00pm), it was feeling like we were not going to be able to fix the phone.

So, our last ditch effort was to call Apple, and see if maybe they could help us.

We got a very nice guy on the phone, told him our story.

He told us to punch a whole bunch of buttons (like we did).

Then proceeded to tell us that cell phones aren’t built to last more than a year or two?

Then tried to sell us a new phone.

I should mention, the guy at Verizon and the guy at Best Buy both tried to sell us a new phone.

And I have to tell you, there was this little voice in my head that kept saying, ‘you can fix this.’

After we finished our call with Apple, I told my son to leave his phone with me.

I said, ‘let me work on it a bit, if I can’t fix it, we’ll order a new one tomorrow.’

I can’t tell you exactly what I did.

It was a combination of turning it off and on.

Taking the battery out.

Turning the power off.

And God knows what else I did.

But, low and behold, 45 minutes later.

I FIXED the phoneπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

That’s right!

The frozen screen was gone.

And all was right with the world!

So why am I sharing this story with you today?

Because, most people are so quick to give up on something the minute it becomes too hard.

Don’t be MOST people!πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

Look out for my new YouTube video coming out later this week where I take this story even further!

That’s a wrap!

Talk soon,

Patricia <3 always

NineFrogs ~ People will stare. Make it worth their while!



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